South African Airways

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South African Airways

South Africa’s pride and joy of the airways, and have successfully evolved into one of the leading carriers in Africa. South African Airways offer the biggest route network in Africa and fly to more destinations, both overseas and within South Africa, than any other airline.

South African Airways are proud to be the national airline of South Africa, and are committed to the highest standards in everything they do. From warm hospitality and luxury airport lounges to  in-flight menu created by renowned chefs, they deliver a world-class experience every time.

south african airways

Not only do South African Airways offer domestic flights South Africa but are also fairly competitive in the global market when it comes to international flights to the consumer market. They are a proud carrier in the South African market and are consistently bringing families and friends together both locally and internationally flying from popular destinations such as Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town daily. SAA flies to 38 destinations worldwide from its hub at OR Tambo International Airport, using a fleet of 54 aircraft.

South African Airways Contact Details

Within South Africa

Tel: 0861 FLYSAA (0861 359722) (0861 606 606)
Office hours: Daily (including Public Holidays) from 06h00 to 22h00


Tel: **27 11 978 5313
Office hours: Daily (including Public Holidays) from 06h00 to 22h00 (GMT+2)

Share call: 086 000 3145 (within South Africa)
Office hours: Monday – Friday, from 07h00 to 21h00
Office hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 08h00 to 14h00

Tel: 27 11 978 1234
Fax: 27 11 978 1551
Registered mail: Voyager, Isando, 1600, South Africa
Office hours: Monday – Friday, from 07h00 to 21h00
Office hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 08h00 to 14h00

South African Airways Baggage Restrictions

Checked Baggage

If you are flying a domestic flight Economy Class then your baggage is not permitted to exceed 23kg(1 item only)  whereas Business Class travellers are not permitted to exceed 32kg(1 item only). If exceeding 32kg (70lb), the piece of baggage must be checked as Cargo at specified cargo rated.

If you are flying internationally then you are permitted to carry 2 items of baggage with the same weight restrictions as above.

Children and Infants paying at least 50% of the adult fare are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults.

Infants not entitled to a seat shall only be permitted to 1 piece of luggage at 10kg and collapsible buggy or car seat.


Carry-on Baggage

In additions to the checked baggage allowance, each passenger is permitted to carry, without additional charges, hand baggage suitable for placement in the closed overhead rack or under the passenger’s seat with maximum dimensions specified by the carrier subject to space availability and may not weigh more than 8kg.

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